Coloursound Overdriver clones?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by shakti, Jun 17, 2006.


  1. shakti

    shakti Member

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    Besides the Prescription Electronics RX Overdriver, which ones are out there?
     
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    The Throbak ODB is nice!
     
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    Wow, that looks really nice! I'm a sucker for good looks, and I like how it mimics the original...perfect size too! Thanks for the tip! Anyone here tried it? Which other ones are out there?
     
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    Vintage FX Colordrive
     
  5. todd richman

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    1. Pro Analog Power Driver
    2. I have a DA*M Riffdriver en route from the U.K.-previousl owned for a very brief time by riffpowers of this forum-looks, sounds and feels exactly like an original down to the guts-unfortunately the D*A*M custom shop is temporarily closed so David can focus on the production models but an email wouldn't hurt-www.stompboxes.co.uk
     
  6. shakti

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    D*A*M would be perfect - I have a custom Tonebender from back in the "good old days" when the custom shop was still open...;-) But I won't hassle him with requests at this stage.

    How well does this kind of pedal do clean (and I mean *clean*) boost? It's not what I'd get it for, but nice if it would cover even more ground.
     
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    One more thing...how does it react to having a buffered/low impedance out pedal in front of it? Treble boosters sound like crap that way, as do most vintage-style fuzzes.
     
  8. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    I spent a wee bit of time with the Throbak ODB and fell hard for it. So...I ordered one for...Father's Day. Yeah, that's it. I ordered it to honor Father's Day. Anyway, lots of switches & knobs that at first made me want to go poopie, but once I caught on how to dial things in I started smiling. Wider and wider.
     
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    +1 on the Pro Analog Power Driver :dude so versatile
     
  10. todd richman

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    Amazing clean boost and these pedals can be extremely loud. I do not think a buffered pedal in front would bother it as the trannies are silicon not germanium. Wish Scotty or David Main would chime in on this?
     
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    I'm not sure if you can say "silicon - OK" and "germanium - trouble". I think it's more an in/out impedance thing. My Wyllie Rising Sun (Superfuzz clone) doesn't have any problems being fed by a buffer, neither does the Octave in my CC2, but both silicon and germanium fuzzfaces as well as treble booster (Rangemaster clones) sound like crap that way.
     
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    I have a Prescription RX Overdriver that I like. But I'm also curious about the Throbak.
     
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    Still curious about driving this with a buffered signal. Anyone care to tell me about that? I just received my D*A*M Ram Head, and was kind of surprised to find that it didn't like to be run after my VHT Valvulator. I don't recall my old black Russian Big Muff reacting like that. It doesn't sound as bad as running a fuzzface after the Valvulator, but it does make it a little more brittle/harsh, and a little noisier. Running it before the Valvulator sounds *great* though, even fuller than the Ram Head just straight into the amp. Beautiful, beautiful pedal, and much more diverse than I expected...

    But I digress...is there any tonal change *at all* from running a Throbak Overdrive Boost (or other Coloursound Overdriver clone) after a buffer?
     
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    Ive got one. My best pedal buy this year. Just a fantastic pedal! It gives the overdriver and alot more. The germ. switch is way cool. Also, it kicked my tim to the sell page. - mike
     
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    I've got the Throbak ODB too. I think it is the only fuzz I need. Besides a great clean boost, and Colorsound Overdriver tones, the germanium, pregain, master volume, and EQs let me get as close to a germanium fuzz face and Rangemaster as I need.

    Teleblaster, I've still never got to play the Tim/Timmy. Does the ODB get the tones of those? I didn't think they would ... maybe except being similar in low compression warm clean boost settings.
     
  16. shakti

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    Wow, I am feeling a GAS attack comin' up...but I just don't know how many more pedals I need in the boost/OD/distortion/fuzz dept...already have D*A*M Tonebender, NKT Sunface, Wyllie Rising Sun (Superfuzz), D*A*M Ram Head, Time Machine Boost, CC2 Hot Silicon fuzz, ZIM, Gainster......

    If it can do clean boost and appraoch Rangemaster territory as well...hmm...but I do need to know how it reacts to buffers in front of it!
     
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    I've got an original, if anyone's interested. :AOK
     
  18. teleblaster

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    What i used the tim for was a light grit big fat boost. The throbak does this very well in silicon mode. The EQ on the throbak is just as good as the tim. Although the tim is a fantastic pedal, i could'nt see keeping both and i choose the throbak.
     
  19. shakti

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    Come on folks...*someone* must have put a buffered pedal in front of this thing!?
     
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    I've run a wah in front of the Throbak ODB and when the pre-gain switch is set to on, I think it works fine. Supposedly it isn't likely to work with the pregain switch set to the Colorsound standard circuit, so I haven't tried that yet.
     

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